School will be out for Thanksgiving and Christmas, and there are plenty of things to do around the house. Here are four ways to start a business this holiday season.
Leaf Raking – There are plenty of people around the neighborhood who would pay really well to have their yard cleaned up by a young entrepreneur. Bonus: you can jump in the leaf piles as many times as you want (as long as things are cleaned up in the end).
Greeting Cards – This is big business during the holiday season, and personalized, hand-made cards are incredibly popular. Use photos from trips, drawing of the backyard, stamps, or any other creative design. Blank cards are available at any craft store.
Design Holiday Ornaments – Take items from the backyard or a nature walk, or create designs out of craft store clay. Personalized ornaments can be sold for even more money.
Gift Wrapping Services – Fancy paper? Check. Tape? Check. Colorful ribbons? Check. With just a small upfront purchase of supplies, you can create a whole assembly line for wrapping neighborhood gifts. Just be sure to keep track of which gifts belong to which neighbor!